Masterclasses on improvisation & saxophone expression.
Esa Pietilä gives masterclasses on saxophone techniques & expression. The courses are for contemporary expression in general without any musical genre specified. Pietilä works with soundpainting workshops (from small groups to larger ensamble e.g. big band or chamber orchestra) with & without improvisation. The courses teach how deal with different aspects of rhythm, analogy, contrast, harmony, soundcolours on different musical situations. The masterclasses reveal techniques and insights that one can only learn by playing and performing. The courses are ”tailor made” depending on the number of students and which instruments are available taking account the skill level of students etc. although it is advisory that the level of students would be intermediate – advanced. During the years with his own groups, performing a s a soloist for orchestras and with totally improvised solo saxophone concerts of his, Pietilä has gained special experience on various topics on how to improvise freely without any pre- planned chords structures, tonality, forms or structures etc. He has also developed special extended techniques on multiphonics and alterations of sound colours for saxophone.
The expression in various musical situations”
– The sound of the instrument
– creating ideas from “scratch”
– rubato & the ”universal tempo”
– motive improvisation
– the contrapunct in collective improvisation
– the importance of “roles” in communication - layers of improvisation (small group / orchestra) - creating dramaturgy & form ”on the moment”
– ”finding Your own ideas
Pietilä has excecuted his masterclasses all over the world at institutions such as Jamey Aebersold Jazz Program Studies, Louisville University, Kentucky, USA, Berklee School of Music, Boston, USA, Conservatory “Giuseppi Tartini”, Trieste, Italy, Musichochschule Lucern, Switzerland , Privatuniversitet Wien, Austria, Rytmiska Konservatoriet Malmö, Sweden, Jazz Department of University of Graz, Austria etc.
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